Field trips are open to the public and free of charge, but contributions are appreciated.
Participants need to prepare for all field trips with comfortable walking shoes, water, snacks or lunch, sunhat, sunscreen, binoculars for birding trips, field guides (optional) and insect repellent.
Members and visitors are welcome at any experience level, so don’t be shy!
Field trips are a great way for beginners to learn and share time with others who enjoy birds and nature. All field trips meet at 7:30 a.m. unless otherwise noted.
Some sites such as State Parks and the National Seashore require entry fees.
Remember to bring your pass to these sites if you have one. Ft. Pickens has raised the entrance fees this summer ($15 per car which is good for 7 days; $30 annual pass).
We have adopted the American Birding Association’s Principles of Birding Ethics.
We encourage everyone to follow these guidelines on our field trips and elsewhere.
Please familiarize yourself with the code on the ABA’s Code of Ethics page at http://www.aba.org/about/ethics.html.
LIABILITY RELEASE FORM
For a variety of considered reasons, FMWAS’ Board of Directors decided to implement a liability release form for all field trips, birdwalks and events published online and in “The Skimmer.” The liability release helps protect FMWAS from damages, claims and purchasing additional insurance. The form was developed in consultation with a pro-bono attorney. Release Indemnification form.
The Francis M. Weston Audubon Society is a non-profit IRS 501 [c]  corporation and is registered as an exempt charitable organization under Chapter 496 of Florida statues.
“A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.”